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Pension Schmiedhof

Are you looking for a cozy, traditional guesthouse in Itter? Then Pension Schmiedhof is something for you! The cozy city center of Itter is only 300 meters away  and the ski lifts are located 4 kilometers away.  The ski bus, which brings you to the ski slopes in the morning, stops only 50 meters away from the guest house. The rooms are simply furnished and all included with a bathroom. Each morning you enjoy a delicious breakfast, so you are ready for an active day on the slopes!
  • Beautiful location
  • Breakfast
  • Only 300 meters away from the city center

Room types

double room type B
for 2 till 3 persons
  • surface circa 20m²
  • 1 x single bed
  • 1 double bed
  • Partly with balcony
  • Television
  • baby cot: on request (free of charge) (to be mentioned at reservation)
  • place in car park: (free of charge)
single room
for 1 person
  • surface circa 9m²
  • 1 x single bed
  • Balcony
  • bathroom with: shower, sink, toilet
  • baby cot: on request (free of charge) (to be mentioned at reservation)
  • place in car park: (free of charge)
double room type A
for 2 persons
  • surface circa 18m²
  • 1 double bed
  • Balcony
  • Television
  • bathroom with: shower, sink, toilet
  • baby cot: on request (free of charge) (to be mentioned at reservation)
  • place in car park: (free of charge)

Boardtype

Breakfast

Location and surroundings

distance to centre: approx. 300 metres
distance to Airport approx. 75 kilometres
distance to ski piste distance: approx. 2,4 kilometres
distance to ski bus stop approx. 50 metres ( ski bus free on showing your lift pass)

Map

Facilities

General Information
  • Total number of rooms: 12
  • No elevator
  • Breakfast area
  • Bread delivery service
  • Parking (upon availability)
  • Accommodation not suitable for disabled persons
  • Bed linen included, at stay from 8 night(s), change 1 time(s) per week
  • Bath towels included
  • Cleaning apart hotel (hotel rooms7 times a week)
  • Pets not allowed
  • baby cot: on request (free of charge) (to be mentioned at reservation)
  • place in car park: (free of charge)
Children
  • Cot
  • Children's chair (upon availability)

There may have been changes in Covid-19 services and facilities between the time of booking and upon departure. All measures are subject to change and therefore no rights can be derived from them.

Itter

Itter is a friendly, traditional and small Tyrolean village with about 1150 inhabitants, consisting of houses, several hotels and an impressive castle, Schloss Itter. The ski resort is especially suitable for beginners and families with children. Down in the village there are some small slopes with lifts. You can then keep an eye on your children from a lovely terrace.

From Itter there is a gondola connection that leads you into the Wilder Kaiser-Brixental ski world. From there, the possibilities are numerous. The longest run of the Wilder Kaiser-Brixental ski area (approx. 8.5 km) is in Itter. In the evening, the kids can entertain themselves on the floodlit toboggan run.

The après-ski takes place mainly in the hotels themselves. Or for more of a party, guests can visit the nearby Söll or Westendorf. After skiing, enjoy the culinary specialties at dinner or pay a visit to the castle.

Location and surroundings

distance to centre: approx. 300 metres
distance to Airport approx. 75 kilometres
distance to ski piste distance: approx. 2,4 kilometres
distance to ski bus stop approx. 50 metres ( ski bus free on showing your lift pass)

Wilder Kaiser-Brixental

Skiwelt Wilder Kaiser-Brixental offers some excellent options for both cross country and regular skiers. The villages of Ellmau, Going, Scheffau, Söll, Hopfgarten, Brixen im Thale and Westendorf share approximately 279 km (173 ml) of pistes to form the biggest interconnected ski area in Austria. Additionally, due to there being so many lifts in the area you are unlikely to encounter long queues.

You do not have to worry about the quality of the snow here either. In order to salvage the weaker areas outside of the winter season modern snow canons have been installed. The lift pass is included for the entire ski area of the Wilder Kaiser-Brixental.

Travel information relating to the Coronavirus 

This information has been carefully compiled by Sunweb based on information provided by local authorities. Since  measures mentioned are subject to constant change, no rights can be derived from this and Sunweb accepts no liability for any damage resulting from the use of this information.

Regulations per destination

Lockdown
Varies

The lockdown in Austria ended differently in the different provinces:

- Tirol/ Vorarlberg: hospitality and hotels opened since 12th of December.

- Salzburg/ Styria  /Carinthia: hospitality and hotels allowed to open from the 17th of December.

Important information regarding mandatory documentation
Yes
Read the FAQ page here
Distance in public areas (in metres)
No
Mouth mask
Yes
FFP2 mouth mask is mandatory everywhere. FFP2 mouth mask is also mandatory in the ski lift for everyone from 14 years old.
Max persons together outdoors
Yes
For gatherings of more than 25 people, you need one of the following: - A proof of recovery from Covid-19, which is not older than 180 days. - Proof of complete vaccination, which is at least 22 days and a maximum of 360 days old (this will be 270 days from 6 December). - Or a combination of proof of recovery + a dose of vaccination not older than 270 days. Note: A single injection of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine is only valid until January 3, after which a second injection will be required.
Allowed to share a room with someone outside your household?
Allowed
Curfew
N / A
Restaurants
Open

Closes at 10 pm. Right now, the 2G rule applies. This means that a negative PCR test is no longer valid for entry. To enter, you must have one of the following:

- A proof of recovery from Covid-19, which is not older than 180 days.

- Proof of complete vaccination, which is at least 22 days and a maximum of 360 days old (this will be 270 days from 6 December).

- Or a combination of proof of recovery + a dose of vaccination not older than 270 days.

Note: A single injection of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine is only valid until January 3, after which a second injection will be required.

Bars / Apres-ski
Open

Closes at 11 pm. Right now, the 2G rule applies. This means that a negative PCR test is no longer valid for entry. To enter, you must have one of the following:

- A proof of recovery from Covid-19, which is not older than 180 days.

- Proof of complete vaccination, which is at least 22 days and a maximum of 360 days old (this will be 270 days from 6 December).

- Or a combination of proof of recovery + a dose of vaccination not older than 270 days.

Note: A single injection of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine is only valid until January 3, after which a second injection will be required.

Club/Nightlife
Closed
Supermarkets and pharmacies
Open
Activities, attractions & sights
Open

Right now, the 2G rule applies. This means that a negative PCR test is no longer valid for entry. To enter, you must have one of the following:

- A proof of recovery from Covid-19, which is not older than 180 days.

- Proof of complete vaccination, which is at least 22 days and a maximum of 360 days old (this will be 270 days from 6 December).

- Or a combination of proof of recovery + a dose of vaccination not older than 270 days.

Note: A single injection of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine is only valid until January 3, after which a second injection will be required.

Events open air or indoor
Allowed

Right now, the 2G rule applies. This means that a negative PCR test is no longer valid for entry. To enter, you must have one of the following:

- A proof of recovery from Covid-19, which is not older than 180 days.

- Proof of complete vaccination, which is at least 22 days and a maximum of 360 days old (this will be 270 days from 6 December).

- Or a combination of proof of recovery + a dose of vaccination not older than 270 days.

Note: A single injection of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine is only valid until January 3, after which a second injection will be required.

Transfer
N/A
Public transport / taxi / skibus
Available
Obligated to wear a mouth mask.
Slopes
Open
Skilifts
Open

You need one of the following (from 12 years old):

- A proof of recovery from Covid-19, which is not older than 180 days.

- Proof of complete vaccination, which is at least 22 days and a maximum of 360 days old (this will be 270 days from 6 December).

- Or a combination of proof of recovery + a dose of vaccination not older than 270 days.

Note: A single injection of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine is only valid until January 3, after which a second injection will be required.

Ski rental
Yes
Ski lessons
Yes
Wellness
Open
Additional measures per ski region
No
Good to know
The 2G rule also applies for entrance to all accommodations

Practical information

Capital:

The capital is Vienna.

Language:

The official language is German but English is widely spoken as well.

Time:

There is one hour time difference with the UK (GMT+1).

Money:

The official currency is the Euro.

Tipping:

It is customary in Austria to tip between 5% and 10% in bars and restaurants.

Food & Drink:

Austria is known for its Vienna Schnitzels and Glühwein. Tap water is safe for drinking.

Opening times shops:

Shops are usually open from Monday until Friday from 09.00 AM to 18.00 PM (some shops close during the afternoon). Most shops are closed on Sunday.

Travelling by car:

Snow chains are obligatory in the Alps. You need a toll permit for the motorways in Austria. You can buy the permit at the AA in the UK or in Austria at the major border crossings. The European Commission advises you to wear a safety reflector jacket in the event of a break down or accident. This vest can be purchased from the AA in the UK as well.

Voltage:

The voltage is 230 volt.

Mobile telephone:

UK mobile phones work in Austria as well.

Travel documents:

You need to be in the possession of a valid passport to travel to Austria.

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Flight information

You fly with easyJet or Jet2 to Innsbruck. This flight takes approximately 1 hour and 55 minutes. Meals and drinks are not included during the flight.

 

Departures from regional airports

Please note that with departure and/or arrival from a regional airport you may have a stopover on the outward and/or return journey.

 

Transfer

The transfer is included in the tour price. The average transfer time to Itter is approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes. You are allowed to bring the following standard luggage: 1 bag/suitcase per person & 1 ski/snowboard bag per person. Other extra luggage is always on request.

In step 2 of the booking you can also choose "no transfer". You will receive a discount for this. You can see the amount of the discount in step 2 of the booking. For additional information about the transfer click here.

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Lift pass, lessons and material

In step 1 of the booking process, it is indicated which days the lift pass is valid for (eg Sunday to Friday). If you would like the ski pass to start on a different day than shown in the booking steps, you must contact our contact centre by telephone. The booking can then be adjusted.

On destination, it is not possible to change the lift pass start date to another day. An extension of the lift pass can often be booked for an extra surcharge; the price for this can be found in step 1 of the booking process. The discount for "no ski pass" can also be found in the booking process.

Discounts:

The ski pass for children born from 1/1/2016 is free. Children born between 1/1/2003 and 31/12/2015 receive a discount on the ski pass. You will find these discounts in step 2 of the booking process.

Deposit: You must pay the deposit of approximately € 2 on site. You will receive this amount back when you return your pass.

The above surcharges and discounts are only valid when booking through Sunweb. At the destinations, other rates may apply.

Lessons cannot be purchased at time of booking.
Ski and snowboard rental cannot be reserved at time of booking and can be purchased in resort.

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